AccuScale Series Plate & Frame Filter

The AccuScale Series bench scale plate and frame lab filters provide customers with the optimum solution for plate and frame scalability.

AccuScale bench scale plate and frame filters are available in 4 inch (102 mm), and 8 inch (203 mm) square configurations. Filter sheet changeover can be accomplished easily and in a minimum of time. Even more versatility can result from the use of dividing heads to provide double or even triple serial filtration in a single pass.

These 4 and 8 inch square plate and frame filters are sized for bench top mounting. These filters are designed to work in a wide range of high efficiency, ultra-fine filtration applications, and have excellent scale-up capabilities.

As with all ErtelAlsop plate and frame filter presses, the 4S and 8S have the same component flexibility as other plate and frame models – accepts various thickness filter media and is internally ported eliminating the need for gaskets as well as concerns about compatibility and cross-contamination.

What Are Some Plate & Frame Applications?

Small Batch Cosmetics

Depth filtration is necessary over a wide range of applications in the cosmetic and personal care industries. Cosmetic raw materials, ingredients and additives demand various degrees of filtration from clarifying filtration to final-polishing filtration prior to shipping.

These product applications include:

  • Esters
  • Botanical Extracts
  • Silicones
  • Essential Oils
  • Hydroalcoholic Fragrances and Colognes
  • Oleochemicals
  • Surfactants
  • Polymers
  • Other Specialty Ingredients

Depth filters play a major role in assuring the highest degree of quality for perfumes, colognes, lotions and creams.

The depth filtration process removes haze, salts, particulate, free water and possibly activated carbon and filter aids which were necessary additives for the refinement of the liquid cosmetic product. In some cases, decolorization is essential for the presentation of a clean, clear product. ErtelAlsopís Micro-Clear product line, with powdered activated carbon (PAC) integrated into the filter media, is the perfect solution for these filtration applications.

ErtelAlsop manufactures a wide range of cellulose based filter media for use with cosmetic and personal care products, which fit our wide selection of filtration equipment. Our filter media is tested and certified to meet organic standards and is free of GMOs, common Allergens, Phthalate and BPA.

Flavors & Fragrances

The filtration process for flavor and fragrance products is what achieves a high quality standard for clarity, color and stability.

Blends of aromatic organic compounds can be composed of natural, nature identical and/or synthetic ingredients. These are concentrated through distillation, mechanical separation, or extraction before finally going through the filtration process to clarify and polish the product before packaging.

The varying degrees of filtration demanded by flavors and fragrances are met by ErtelAlsop’s wide range of cellulose depth filter media and filtration equipment.

ErtelAlsop depth filters and media succeed in filtering diverse natural and synthetic flavor aroma chemicals, essential oils, oleoresins, distillates, extracts and liquid compounds to assure the highest degree of quality.

Depth Filtration in Flavor Applications

Flavor chemists formulate blends of materials to product extracts or liquid compounds. Depth filtration plays a critical role in the process to ensure the end product satisfies the customer.

Common applications include:

  • Particulate and Haze Reduction: ErtelAlsop Micro-Media depth filter media provides an ideal solution for reducing particulate loading in a wide variety of flavor products, effectively removing fine particulate that may collect over time at the bottom of product packaging.
  • Essential Oil Absorption: ErtelAlsop 100% Cellulose Alpha-Media filter media is used in flavor extract applications to absorb free oil remaining in the extract after it is chilled and decanted. The cellulose depth matrix provides simultaneous particulate and haze reduction.
  • Removal of insoluble waxes/lipids: Filtration ensures haze and wax residue will not be visible when the product is chilled or blended.
  • Removal of microbial contaminants: Finer grades of depth media can remove microbial contaminants as well as byproducts of fermentation processes.
  • Water Removal: Unwanted water contamination is sometime present in essential oils after extraction, either residual from the raw materials, or introduced in the manufacturing process. This water appears as a haze in the material, increasing the turbidity readings of the product. ErtelAlsop Zeta-Dri Pak Lenticular technology succeeds at removing water from essential oils during the filtration process. Both particulate and water can be removed in one pass through a Zeta-Dri Pak system.

Depth Filtration in Fragrance Applications

Expert perfumers in the fragrance industry draw from extensive palettes of essential oils and other fragrance materials. They scents they invent are enjoyed in a variety of products including fine fragrance, personal care, home care and home design products.

The filtration of essential oils for fragrances removes haze, particulate, and possibly filter aids which were used in the refinement of these liquids.

Common Applications Include:

  • Particulate and Haze Reduction: ErtelAlsop’s Micro-Media filter media provides a trusted solution to the varying degrees of filtration required by fragrance producers. The blending of essential oils with alcohols, water and other base solvents can result in the formation of additional haze or precipitates in the final product. Filtration of chilled fragrances through depth filter media is the quickest, most consistent and cost efficient means of polishing these liquids prior to filling.
  • Color correction: In some cases, color removal is essential for the presentation of a fragrance product. Micro-Clear filter media with activated carbon is the perfect solution for these filtration applications. The carbon impregnated filter media can be used in existing filtration equipment, removing the need to contaminate processing tanks with loose activated carbon. The process fluid can be recirculated through the filter media to achieve the required level of contact time with the activated carbon. Color correction and particulate removal can be achieved in one step.
  • Vapor Control: An ErtelAlsop Vapor Master Enclosed Plate and Frame Filter Press or Lenticular Housing allows for the both containment of vapors and the treatment of liquid with filter aids.
Accuscale Series 4SAccuscale Series 8S

Accuscale Series – 4S

The Model 4D is the smallest complete Plate and Frame Filter Press available today. It is the perfect tool for R&D, pilot, or small batch processing. The Diamond Series line offers one of the most revolutionary design innovations in the history of plate and frame filtration. By literally turning plate and frame filtration on its ear, ErtelAlsop has created a filter that provides complete drainage and venting while maintaining the superior internally ported design the company is famous for.

These filters are able to accept up to twenty (20) filter pads, and have excellent scale-up capabilities. The 4D has the same component flexibility as other models, accepts various thickness filter media, and is internally ported eliminating the need for gaskets as well as concerns about compatibility and cross-contamination.

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Standard Features
  • 316L SS
  • BioClean™ Outlet Plates
  • Internal Ports
  • 1/2-inch Tri-Clamp Fittings
  • Bench Top Mounted
  • Hand Hydraulic Closure
Optional Features
  • Electro polished 20 Ra Finish
  • Variable Inlet Frame Thickness
  • Polypropylene Plates and Frames
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Weld-Free Plate Design
  • Pressure Gauges
  • Tubing
  • Pump
  • Motor

Accuscale Series – 8S

The Diamond Series Model 8D filter press combines the latest weld-free construction technology with the most revolutionary plate and frame design concept in recent history. The Diamond Series provides complete drainage and venting while maintaining a superior internally ported
design.

These 8-inch square plate and frame filters are one of the most economical models ErtelAlsop manufactures. Sized for bench stand use and able to accept up to twenty (20) filter pads, they are designed to work in a wide range of high efficiency, ultra-fine filtration applications. As with all ErtelAlsop plate and frame filter presses, the Model 8D has the same component flexibility as other models, accepts various thickness filter media, and is internally ported eliminating the need for gaskets as well as concerns about compatibility and cross-contamination.

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Standard Features
  • 316L SS
  • BioClean™ Outlet Plates
  • Internal Ports 3/4 inch Tri-Clamp Fittings
  • Hand Hydraulic Closure
  • Bench Top Mounted
Optional Features
  • Twenty (20) pad capacity expansion
  • Variable Inlet Frame Thickness
  • Polypropylene Plates and Frames
  • Dividing Heads
  • Weld-Free Plate Design
  • Thorough Wash Capability
  • Cart-Mounted
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Tubing
  • Pump
  • Motor
Diamond Series 4SDiamond Series 8S
Standard Height9.8 in (0.25 m)13.8 in (0.35 m)
Standard Width7.9 in (0.20 m)11.75 in (0.3 m)
Range of Length9.8 - 19.7 in (0.25 - 0.5 m)15.8 - 49.2 in (0.4 - 1.25 m)
Plate Dimension4" x 4" (103 mm x 103 mm)8" x 8" (203 mm x 203 mm)
Ports4 internal4 internal
Area/Filter Sheet0.084 ft² (0.0078 m²)0.31 ft2 (0.029 m2)
Cake Vol. - 12.5 mm inlet0.017 gal (0.067 l)0.07 gal (0.25 l)
Cake Vol. - 25 mm inlet0.048 gal (0.182 l)0.18 gal (0.68 l)
Cake Vol. - 37.5 mm inlet0.072 gal (0.273 l)0.27 gal (1.02 l)
Cake Vol. - 50 mm inlet0.096 gal (0.364 l)0.36 gal (1.36 l)
Batch Size0.34 oz - 2.6 gal (10 ml - 10 l)Up to 26.4 gal (100 l)
Flow RateUp to 1 gpm (3.7 lpm)Up to 20 gpm (74 lpm)